November, 2021

11nov8:00 am9:30 amGoing negative? The role of bioenergy and net zero8:00 am - 9:30 am The Aspire Room, The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE Organiser: Bright Blue Event Type:Webinar & TalksTheme:Climate Justice,Energy & Renewables,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Contested amongst some and applauded by others, the debate around the role of bioenergy in delivering net zero has been an ongoing one. In this event, we discuss everything from the different feedstocks used to the role bioenergy should play in our heating, energy and transport systems. We consider what the best uses are for biomass, how we can deliver Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) at scale and challenges ahead for the biomass industry.

Key speakers:

– The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (invited)
– Madeline Cuff, Environment Reporter, The i
– Dr Doug Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace UK
– Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association
– William Craroft-Eley, Chief Executive, Terravesta
– Silvio Spiess, Founder, Innasol
– Ryan Shorthouse, Chief Executive, Bright Blue (Chair)

Key questions:

– What lessons can be learnt from the expansion of bioenergy in Europe over the last 10 years?
– How critical is bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to delivering net zero 2050 in the UK?
– With falling costs for other types of renewables, does BECCS have a long-term future?
– Does BECCS have a negative impact on biodiversity?
– Should the UK Government continue to subsidise BECCS?
– What other areas of innovation are required within bioenergy supply chains?

You do not need a conference pass to attend this event. You can just show up, but please register using this page.

Organiser

Bright Blue[email protected] Second Floor, 4-8 Ludgate Circus, London, EC4M 7LF

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